Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport
Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport is the largest airport in Nigeria and one of the busiest airports in Africa. The airport serves the cities of Lagos and Ibadan and is named after Murtala Muhammed, a former head of state of Nigeria. The Nigerian airlines Arik Air and Air Peace offer many connections to and from Lagos. Between the two busiest airports in Nigeria, Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport and Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, there are 15 to 20 daily flights. An excellent hotel at the airport is Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, a good place to stay for early flight in morning.
Where is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport situated?
The airport is located in Ikeja, northwest of the city centre. The A5 (Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway), E1 (Lagos-Ibadan Expressway) and A1 (Ikorodu) highways are a short distance from the airport.
How many terminals does Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport have?
Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport consists of four terminals and two runways. The two domestic terminals, DT1 and DT2 (privately funded, also known as MMA2), are located on the east side of the airport. The two terminals for international flights are located in the middle of the airport between the runways. The airport’s two international terminals, one opened in 1979 and one opened in 2021, are a short walk from each other. Incidentally, the oldest international terminal was built after the example of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The distance from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport to the centre of Lagos is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Lagos.
From LOS Airport to Lagos City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport by public transport. Visit the Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Lagos is about NGN 5000.-. Book your taxi at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From LOS Airport to Lagos City centre by Taxi
At Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Arik Air
- British Airways
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Kenya Airways
- Qatar Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection By Hilton, Lagos
Featuring a fitness centre and views of city, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection By Hilton is located in Ikeja, 7 km from Kalakuta Museum. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace.
Hotels in Lagos
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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